CJ to form bench to hear contempt petition against Raila, Kalonzo

October 27, 2017 12:19 pm
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According to the Jubilee Party which is represented by lawyer Tom Macharia, the matter could come up on Monday after Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka failed to file their responses/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 27 – An application in which the Jubilee Party is seeking to hold National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga in contempt following his withdrawal from Thursday’s fresh presidential election has now been referred back to the Chief Justice for further directions.

According to the Jubilee Party which is represented by lawyer Tom Macharia, the matter could come up on Monday after Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka failed to file their responses.

He said when they appeared before Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court Daniel ole Keiwua on Friday they were informed that the two NASA leaders had not appointed lawyers to represent them in the case.

Macharia said Chief Justice David Maraga is expected to constitute a bench to hear the case.

The Jubilee Party legal team argues NASA leaders who successfully petitioned the Supreme Court to nullify the August 8 presidential election, have embarked on a calculated scheme including use of violence and threat of unlawful sabotage of the election.

Odinga asked his supporters to boycott the election and most of them heeded the call and stayed away from polling stations.

Violence was however reported in several areas.

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